Elfie joined our family in the mid 1960's. Our entire neighborhood shared fun as Elfie arrived around Thanksgiving time and stayed through Christmas. His job was to help Santa get his list ready and to be a gentle reminder to kids to help them make the Nice list. Elfie was and still is an integral part of our Christmas traditions and family celebrations.
We had so much fun with him we decided to write a storybook about ELFIE and share the fun with other families. We published Hooray For Elfie in 1976. The book was distributed mostly through fund raising organizations. The most active was the U.S. Jaycee organization who sold over 250,000 copies of Hooray For Elfie.
Over the years Hooray For Elfie participated in fund raising events, fairs, story times at local libraries, church events and school book fairs. Elfie has travelled the world packed in shoeboxes with Operation Christmas Child, brought sparkle to the eyes of the elderly in nursing homes, brought joy to military families at Santa Breakfasts and could be found in GodPacks given to local homeless families.
Elfie's first website, a Christmas Tradition, went live in 2000. Elfie would arrive sometime around Thanksgiving and return to the North Pole on Christmas Eve. Today, ELFIE spreads cheer all year long. He exemplifies LOVE and Affordable, Simple, Family Fun. He still comes at Christmas time, but any time a family wants to celebrate, congratulate, or just have a day of hide and seek with ELFIE shows up.
Our family invites you to enjoy the light hearted fun with ELFIE. Today, Tomorrow, Always.